UPL 13632


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B-24 Liberator, Trade Winds, 41-28837, of the 837th Squadron. Photo taken of plane on hardstand in Lavenham.


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  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Ninth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment
The insignia of the 487th Bomb Group.
  • Unit Hierarchy: Group
  • Air Force: Eighth Air Force
  • Type Category: Bombardment
Second World War formation badge for the United States 15th Air Force (United States Army Air Force). The shoulder sleeve insignia was approved by the US Quartermaster General on 19 February 1944. Formation note: the 15th Air Force (US Army Air Force, Fifteenth Air Force) was formed on 1 November 1943 at Tunis in North Africa and moved to Italy on 1 December. The Force was disbanded on 15 September 1945 having participated in twelve campaigns.© IWM (INS 7304)
  • Unit Hierarchy: Headquarters
  • Air Force: Fifteenth Air Force
  • Type Category: Combat organisation


The nose art of a 487th Bomb Group B-24 Liberator nicknamed "Trade Winds". Handwritten caption on reverse: '487BG.'
  • Aircraft Type: B-24 Liberator
  • Nicknames: Trade Winds
  • Unit: 376th Bomb Group 487th Bomb Group 513th Bomb Squadron 837th Bomb Squadron


Officers of the 487th Bomb Group outside the 838th Bomb Squadron operations room.
  • Site type: Airfield
  • Known as: Lavenham/Alpheton Airfield


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